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Business resilience is about people

By: Schalk Burger     23rd November 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic has underscored the central importance of people in enabling businesses to adapt to new challenges and ensuring that organisations remain resilient and capable of delivering value to customers. During a recent panel discussion, Central Bank of Kenya governor Dr Patrick... 

Growth of South Africa's manufacturing sector must be accelerated, says consultancy

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     20th November 2020 Manufacturing is one of the sectors that can best assist in growing South Africa's economy and, therefore, the sector's growth must be accelerated, management consulting company Mandela and Associates CEO Dilley Naidoo said during the Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association’s webinar on... 

Emira continues investment in renewable energy

By: Donna Slater     20th November 2020 JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Emira Property Fund has been increasing its use of renewable energy since the 2015 installation of a 271 kW solar plant on the roof of its Epsom Downs Shopping Centre, in Bryanston. Since then the company has been continuing the rollout of solutions... 

Copper surges to fresh two-year high on virus vaccine hopes 

By: Reuters     20th November 2020 Copper surged to a fresh two-year high on Friday, and is set for its longest run of weekly gains since September, as investors weighed concerns about rising coronavirus cases against promising news on vaccines that could hasten an economic recovery. Base metals have climbed this month on signs... 

Ford and Department of Basic Education hand over first donated engine to Port Elizabeth Technical High School

20th November 2020 Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) and the Department of Basic Education today handed over the first of 240 engines that are being donated to technical high schools across South Africa. Kicking off the donation programme, Otto du Plessis High School in Port Elizabeth received the first... 

Company achieves 90.93% score in customer satisfaction

19th November 2020 Specialist coatings manufacturer Dura Paints has achieved a 2020 Customer Satisfaction score of 90.93% as part of its yearly customer interactions conducted over its billing base and end user channels. “We are client-satisfaction driven, and this rating is a testimony to our ongoing commitment to... 

Nissan to set up new assembly facility in Ghana with Japan Motors 

By: Irma Venter     19th November 2020 Nissan has appointed Japan Motors Trading as its local partner in setting up a new vehicle assembly facility in Accra, Ghana. The appointment flows from a 2018 memorandum of understanding signed between Nissan and the government of Ghana. 

Saldanha Bay IDZ Licencing Company notes progress, sets new goals

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     18th November 2020 Saldanha Bay IDZ Licencing Company, established in 2013, continues to record successes. In a statement, CEO Kaashifah Beukes says the journey to create a hub of opportunity, job creation and sustainable growth using the special economic zone legislation as a catalyst had entered a new phase. 

Renewable carton packaging to reduce environmental impact

By: Schalk Burger     18th November 2020 The Southern African subsidiary of global food packaging group Tetra Pak is changing its packaging to use materials that are wholly renewable and that meet local and international food safety standards, says Tetra Pak Southern Africa MD Stefan Fageräng. This programme is part of the group's... 

Bouncing back in 2021 – a Toolkit for economic reboot in the aftermath of Covid-19

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th November 2020 There is little doubt that 2020 has been the year that has severely tested our mettle and has left many an industry imperilled and in urgent need of reboot. But experts believe that the economic slump and consequent expected government investment into infrastructure is one of few positive... 

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